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New Immigration Category For Entrepreneurs By Saskatchewan


This new pathway will help international student graduates start their business and obtain Canadian permanent residence. For those who want to start a business in the province, Saskatchewan opened a new pathway for International Graduates of Post-Secondary institutions. 

The SINP Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program unveiled the new International Graduate Entrepreneur Category on December 3. This supports  Saskatchewan's Growth Plan for 2020-2030 that includes a focus on increasing the number of skilled and entrepreneurial newcomers in the province. This category is also for international graduates of full-time, post-secondary degree or diploma programs of at least two years in length. Those who are approved will have to operate and manage a business in Saskatchewan for at least one year and own at least one-third of the equity in a qualified business in order to be eligible for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.


Candidates for the SINP’s International Graduate Entrepreneur Category must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be at least 21 years old
  2. Have completed a fulltime Saskatchewan post-secondary degree or diploma of at least two years in length from an eligible institution.
  3. Have a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit PGWP with at least two years of eligibility remaining.
  4. Resided in Saskatchewan for the duration of their academic program.
  5. Have a Canadian Language Benchmark CLB of 7.
  6. Graduated from a post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan that is listed as a designated learning institution by Canada’s federal government.

How to apply: 

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest: 
  2. Invitation to Apply:
  3. Business Establishment:
  4. Nomination

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